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a major blow to the government of syria. the general of military police appeared on television last night and announced he was defecting and joining the rebels. while dozens of generals have left since the crisis started in march of last year he is one of the highest ranking officers to abandon the government. senate taliban is claiming responsibility for a suicide bombing outside a united states base in afghanistan. officials say a car bomb went off at the gates of camp chapman. it killed a security guard and two drivers. it injured six civilians. the base has been targeted by attacks in the past. >>> egypt has a new constitution. the president signed it into law. more than ten million voted to support it but more than two thirds did not participate. critics say it passed to quickly. human rights watch said it protects some rights but undermines others. >> russia's president could soon decide if americans should be ban from adopting russian children. the government voted in favor of such a ban. russian activists say it deprives children of the chance to leave orphanages. it's a response
the gop address saying the president's tax hike would only fund the government for eight days. >> here is what could happen if no deal is reached. out of work americans will loose their extended benefits, california would be hit the hardest, 400,000 will loose benefits and the bay area will certainly feel the sting, more than 22,000 people in alameda and contra costa could be affected. california is bracing for a stalemate. the state controller's office is advicing departments use 2001 tax rates to work out its next round of state worker paychecks. social security specifically will take out another 2% if the fiscal cliff is a verted the state will reimburse workers. payroll experts are telling private employers to wait for irs instructions. >>> grocery bill could also skyrocket. the dairy cliff, why milk prices could double. >> rain or shine, san francisco plays host today to a one of it's kind football game. check out the arizona state sun devil mascot and the marching man. they all entertained a huge crowd at union square. the pep rally has to get everybody excited for the craft fig
americans from adopting russian children. the government approved the proposed ban in response to a law calling for sanctions against russians who have violated human rights. >>> more information now on the release of 1200 secret files disclosing sexual abuse in the boy scouts. the times published the database of the alleged abusers online after a judge ordered them handed over. we talked to one of the victims josh solomon and he brought his boy scout uniform he wore when he was 12. he said the scout master for his group molested him during camping trips in 82 and 83. >> 30s, veteran, nobody wants to admit they were powerless to stop something like this from happening. >> his abuser served time in prison on molestation charges. we contacted the boy scouts, they apologized to the victims and families saying its response to certainly cases were insufficient, inappropriate or wrong. >> we are kind of getting a break from the rain but you may want to keep umbrella handy. >> and stanford fans counting down the days until the rose bowl. >> here is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. no
of a woman on a bus. prime minister said the government would take tough action to prevent these crimes against women. >>> 47-year-old joe price died on saturday from a noncombat injury. a military official says his death is being investigated as a suspected poll san jose a strict new policy goes into effect at camp pendleton. marines will be subject to random breathalyzer tests twice a year. .01% or higher, those who blow that will be refer to counseling. a single drink can produce a blood alcohol level of .01 -- .10%. >>> richard adams died last monday at his holiday home after getting some kind of illness. he fought for bay rights after a marriage license he received in colorado was rejected. he was 65 years old. >>> it appears that former george h.w. bush will spend christmas in the hospital. he's been in a houston hospital since last month getting treatment for bronchitis. he's been getting therapy and they are optimistic he will recover. >>> nelson mandela is in the hospital. he's been hospitalized now for more than two weeks. he was diagnosed with a lung infection and had gallsto
and government spending cuts. some fear the meet as good just for show, however a big development with the senate minority leader. he spoke directly with the president for the first time in negotiations. >> i told the president we would be happy to look at whatever he proposes but the truth is we're coming up against a hard dead line here and as i said, this is a conversation we should have had months ago. >> the main sticking point is who should pay more in taxes. democrats want a hike on households making more than $400,000 a year and republican aids say their leaders might get on board with that offer. >>> meanwhile if they aren't able to avoid the fiscal cliff people here in alabama will be especially hard hit. that's because prop 30 will soon mean higher sales taxes and higher income taxes on the state's top earners, the fiscal cliff would add to that hitting all american with higher taxes. >> i don't know if there's a word to describe how upset the public is going to be. nobody's going to be happy to see that happen. >> if taxes go up on everybody it's not going to be a happy time but i thi
in recent weeks. >>> the federal government is warning people along the west coast there will be more debris washing up from the japanese tsunami. items that have already washum, including a huge dock, small fishing boats and soccer balls. last year's disaster went about 5 million tons of debris into the pacific. scientists expect the bulk will end up in alaska, washington state and oregon. but a recent winter warning could carry the debris to the winter coastline. >>> there's a very strong warning about the dangers of avalanches this morning heading up to the north. it comes one day after an experienced snowboarder died after getting caught in an avalanche at donner ski ranch. 49-year-old steven anderson was buried for five hours. by the time crews reached him, it was too late. >> the friends were looking for him and probing around. they didn't find him. he was at the bottom of the cliff instead of the top. >> the resort said several people were iskiing and snowboarding in the area when the avalanche was triggered. the avalanche center of california says the risk is more considerablable in
farmers in business because it gives the government the power to buy milk to boost the price when it drops too low. but a new bill needs to be passed by january 1. if it is not, that subsidy reverts to a 1949 rule that could hike the price of milk to $7.00 a gallon. it would also prices on other dairy products also. >>> firefighters in berkeley and dozens of volunteers are preparing more than 800 bags of groceries for the elder lism the firefighters say the bags will be filled with chicken can fruit and vegetables and canned goods and they will deliver the bags to homes. >>> the man who closed out the giants second world series win in three years took some time to visit troops and their families at traverse air force base. [ cheering ] >> sergio romo signed autographs and took pictures with fans yesterday. the giants closer says it was very humbling to meet the service men and women. >> you don't have to worry about anything. because they got it for us. and for me, it is a show of appreciation for what they do. >> some fans say they waited in line for four hours, just 0 spend a couple of m
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